Boa Constructor is a cross platform Python IDE and wxPython GUI Builder. It offers visual frame creation and manipulation, an object inspector, many views on the source like object browsers, inheritance hierarchies, doc string generated html documentation, an advanced debugger and integrated help.
Zope support: Object creation and editing. Cut, copy, paste, import and export. Property creation and editing in the Inspector and Python Script debugging.
It is written in Python and uses the wxPython library which wraps wxWindows.

All the projects which Boa is built on are being developed here at SourceForge.

Python at SourceForge

Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language. It is often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java.

Python combines remarkable power with very clear syntax. It has modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types, and dynamic typing. There are interfaces to many system calls and libraries, and new built-in modules are easily written in C or C++. Python is also usable as an extension language for applications that need a programmable interface.

Python is copyrighted but freely usable and distributable, even for commercial use.

wxPython website
wxPython at SourceForge

wxPython is a Python extension module that encapsulates the wxWindows GUI classes. Currently it is available for the Win32 and GTK ports of wxWindows, but as soon as the other ports are brought up to the same level as Win32 and GTK, it should be fairly trivial to enable wxPython to be used with the new GUI.

wxWindows homepage
wxWindows at SourceForge

wxWindows is a free C++ framework designed to make cross-platform programming child's play. Well, almost. wxWindows 2 supports Windows3.1/95/98/NT, Unix with GTK/Motif/Lesstif, with a Mac version in beta. Other ports are under consideration.
wxWindows is a set of libraries that allows C++ applications to compile and run on several different types of computers, with minimal source code changes. There is one library per supported GUI (such as Motif, or Windows). As well as providing a common API (Application Programming Interface) for GUI functionality, it provides functionality for accessing some commonly-used operating system facilities, such as copying or deleting files. wxWindows is a 'framework' in the sense that it provides a lot of built-in functionality, which the application can use or replace as required, thus saving a great deal of coding effort. Basic data structures such as strings, linked lists and hash tables are also supported.

Scintilla website
Scintilla at SourceForge

Scintilla is a free source code editing component. As well as features found in standard text editing components, Scintilla includes features especially useful when editing and debugging source code. These include support for syntax styling, error indicators, code completion and call tips. The selection margin can contain markers like those used in debuggers to indicate breakpoints and the current line. Styling choices are more open than with many editors, allowing the use of proportional fonts, bold and italics, multiple foreground and background colours and multiple fonts.

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